Hey, all! It's me Patti, the chin owner who also has a cat. The cat is supposed to be my husband's, but she seems to like me.
Anyway, my husband and I have just relocated our zoo to Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and the after much trouble have found a gentleman to rent to us. He knows about our cat Daphne, and our deal is anything that we damage, we replace or pay for. A pretty far deal. Daphne has her front claws, and my husband will not declaw her. But the house has cedar walls in 40% of the rooms, lots of unfinished wood, and $2700 in custom drapes. We tried clipping and filing her claws, but for the sake of the leather furniture, we purchased a product from Dr. Foster's and Smith called 'Soft Claws.' It's like getting fake finger nails for your cat. You glue them over your cats trimmed claws and they are supposed to prevent the claws from doing damage, while allowing the claws to retract naturally. Also, they come in colors, so you can see if they are still attached.
With a small production, we got them on the cat about an hour ago, and she hasn't thrown any yet. (I also super glued one to my hand, but it came off.)
My question in, have any of you used this product before? Do you like it? Or, are you desperate and want the website for Dr. Foster's and Smith?
I'll let you all know how they work out.
P.S. We have also provided her with an extra long sisal rope stratcher for healthy and appropriate claw play. She likes it, because she really doesn't claw stuff, she just like to stretch and her claws come out when she does.